You Can Teach Yourself Banjo by Janet Davis. For Banjo (5-String). Squareback saddle-stitched, Methods. You Can Teach Yourself. All Styles. Beginning. Book. 116 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94429).
ISBN 9781562220013. All Styles. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
This is the ideal beginner's book, presenting the basics of the 5-string banjo in a way that is both fun and easy. Janet Davis takes you on an extensive tour of this instrument's fundamental techniques, as well as some intermediate possibilities including rolls, chords, bluegrass banjo techniques, playing up the neck, licks, endings, and other basics needed to play bluegrass and melodic-style banjo. Thorough performance notes are provided from beginning to end, revealing the secrets of this versatile instrument.